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Thread: Laird Turner Meteor: from Tangier Island to Philadelphia (FSX)

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    Default Laird Turner Meteor: from Tangier Island to Philadelphia (FSX)

    Sometimes you're overwhelmed by a downloaded plane! Record hunting pilot Roscoe Turner ordered this record plane at the Brown factory in California and it was completed in mid-year 1936. It was a full cantilever mid-wing monoplane, fixed gear and powered by a Twin Wasp Sr.1.000 hp engine. The wing span of the original racer was approximately quite narrow in chord. The fuselage was constructed of chrome-moly tubing with spruce and fabric fairing. The two solid wing spars were of 14 ply laminated spruce, ribs were reinforced plywood and the leading edge metal covered. The fuselage was covered with metal from the engine cow] to the cockpit and from this point rearward Irish linen was used for covering. There was also a strip along the bottom of the fuselage that was metal covered to protect this portion from flying stones during take-off and landings. The rudder faired smoothly into the tail cone of the fuselage.
    The stabilizers were constructed of wood and the elevators and rudder were steel tubing. All were fabric covered. The paint job was a silver gray, license number R263Y and race number 29. The wheels were un-spatted but were thin and equipped with full side caps. Later the wings were re-designed and the bird handled better. (Copied from the Read-Me)

    FSX Gold with Acceleration
    Freeware Lair Turner Meteor https://www.fs-freeware.net/download...age-racer.html
    Freeware Tangier Island (beautiful island scenery, 797 MB) https://library.avsim.net/esearch.php?DLID=176015
    Freeware Philadelphia airport scenery
    Freeware Drzewiecki grass textures
    Freeware HDE-V2 clouds.

    Here it is, on a virtual flight from Tangier Island to Philadelphia.

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    The rest of the flight in the reply*****
    Last edited by peer01; 05-16-2019 at 02:37 PM.

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    Descending over the Boeing Factory:
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    Thanks VERY much for your visit, I hope you liked bird and sceneries
    GREETS!!

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    Everything was great Jan! Well done!

    Rick

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    Thanks Rick, I enjoyed plane and sceneries

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    Great shots of that 80+ year old racer Jan! Thanks for sharing with us. An aircraft with that much engine in front of the pilot must have been quite a rush. Especially if the throttle was pushed to the firewall and it was capable of reaching almost 350 mph!
    Larry

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    Great bird, fantastic scenery, and crazy pilot!
    Mr Zippy Sent from my keyboard using "Whackamole", NudgeAKey + 2 Fingers

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    Thank you Larry and Zippy!

    It's quite a machine Larry!
    Zippy: it's clear the pilot is an amazing and talented natural born airman!

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    Quote Originally Posted by peer01 View Post
    Zippy: it's clear the pilot is an amazing and talented natural born airman!
    I'm a natural born airman, also! The seat of my fluttering pants will attest to it!
    Mr Zippy Sent from my keyboard using "Whackamole", NudgeAKey + 2 Fingers

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    That counts!

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    "Mirror, mirror on the wall.............................."

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